The Doolin Folk Festival 2017

We had great fun filming at the fifth annual Doolin Folk Festival takes place from the 16th-18th June. I had a great team this year helping me film the 3 days, it was an all mayo team this year with Conal, Tommy & Dara on the cameras. Below are the three live acts we filmed as well as a short summary video, hopefully it gives you a taste of the festival!

Halal Daddy

Here's a few pics from Halal Daddy Irish premier in Sligo. Directed by Conor McDermottroe .

 

 

The film is shot on location in Sligo. I was delighted to contribute some surf footage to the film. Described as a “cultural clash comedy”, the film stars Colm Meaney and Art Malik, Deirdre O’Kane and Nikesh Patel. It goes on general release in Irish cinemas on Friday , it has a great story & I highly recommend it

Between Land and Sea

I was lucky to be involved in the making of an Irish documentary surf film - Between Land and Sea, Directed by Ross Whitaker.   

Ollie surfing Lahinch beach

Ollie surfing Lahinch beach

I helped out with supplying the water, drone & land footage for the film.

Ferg on a fun wave

Ferg on a fun wave

It is a Surf documentary that spends a year in the lives of the Big Wave community of West Clare, Ireland. It follows a host of locals including- Tom Doige-Harrison, Ollie O’Flaherty, Fergal Smith, John McCarthy, Dexter Mccullough, Pat Conway, Ben Bennett & a lot more.

John Mac at the cliffs

John Mac at the cliffs

Between Land and Sea – year in the life of an Irish surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. This observational feature – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself in the Big Wave surf community to present a thoroughly engaging and visually stunning portrait of the ever-changing life at land’s end.

Against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this film digs deep into the day to day lives of the surf community, taking the audience beyond the bluster of the typical adrenaline fueled film to create a very real portrait of those who choose the surf lifestyle.

Directed by Ross Whitaker (SavioursUnbreakable) and featuring some of the biggest waves and best surfers in Ireland – as well as a thrilling cameo by Hawaiian legend Shane Dorian –Between Land and Sea succeeds in being exhilarating while giving a moving, humourous and thought-provoking account of the ocean-going natives of West Clare.

Screenings via - betweenlandandsea.com Dublin: Irish Film Institute March 5th 2017 @ 16:00 March 7th 2017 @ 18:30 (Buy Tickets) Waterford: Garter Lane Arts Centre Mar 12th 2017 Cork: The Gate Mar 13th @ 18:30 Ennis: Glór March 15th @ 19:30 Galway: Eye Cinema March 16th Mermaid Wicklow Arts Centre, Bray May 15th @ 20:00 Sligo: The Model Date TBC Dingle Date TBC

Folkfest Killarney 2016

Here's our new Folkfest Killarney video. Great craic filming with Oliver Smith & Dara Dever for the 3 days.

With RTÉ Radio 1 John Creedon Show & South Wind Blows

Sound track by Máirtín O'Connor Band 

Amazing line up - In The Willows, Damien Dempsey, Marc O'Reilly, Little Green Cars, The Young Folk, Iarla O'Lionaird, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Christy Moore, We Banjo 3, The Waterboys, DJ Will Softly, Seamus Begley and Jim Murray, Michael McGoldrick.

 

Here is a live recording of Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Iarla O'Lionairdat the Folkfest Killarney, definitely one of the highlights!

Another live recording from the INEC of Christy Moore along with Máirtín O'Connor, Seamie O'Dowd, Cathal Hayden & Jim Higgings performing Joxer Goes to Stuttgart!

Dara & Ollie 'the A team' taking a tea break from the filming duties in Killarney

Dara & Ollie 'the A team' taking a tea break from the filming duties in Killarney

Heres a live recording of Damien Dempsey on main stage at the INEC Killarney Folkfest Killarney performing 'Rocky Road To Dublin' on friday night was an Epic show!

Bellow are a few pics from the weekend by Oliver & Kev...

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival 2016

 I was asked to film Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival.

This was my first time at the Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival & I have to say it was an experience! 

Our Filming Team consisted the talented Oliver Smith & myself. Ollie did an amazing job on the edit. See video below for proof!

West Coast Cycle Tours

Here is a video we done for West Coast Cycle Tours in County Clare. They take small groups of adults on private guided one day adventure tours through the rugged and inspiring Burren landscape and along the stunning Wild Atlantic Way! 

Bellow is a few pictures from the day.

Doolin Folk Festival 2016

I was lucky enough to film the Doolin Folk Festival again this year.

Here is the video we done covering the 3 days of the Doolin Folk Festival. Massive thanks to the  Hothouse Flowers for use of their song for the soundtrack, legends!

The line up was amazing!

Main Stage

TARA HOWLEY & FRIENDS, THE TRÍ TONES, LUKA BLOOM, LAU, MÁIRTÍN O'CONNOR, TRIO, ALDOC, MOHER, YE VAGABONDS , BREAKING TRAD, FREDDIE WHITE, DERVISH, HOTHOUSE FLOWERS, MARC O'REILLY
THE EVERTIDES, JAMES & CAROL CULLINAN, TONY LINANNE, CLAIRE EGAN & MICK CONNEELY, OLD HANNAH, LYNCHED, FINBAR FUREY, THE SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN, WALLIS BIRD, RACKHOUSE PILFER

 

White Horse Sessions Stage

  • Jerry Fish
  • The Eskies
  • Windings
  • My fellowsponges
  • Los Paddys De Las Pampas
  •  Phil Cosby band
  •  Clare Sands
  •  Randolf and the Crokers
  • The Diviners
  •  Tiz Mcnamar
  •  Niall Thomas,
  •  Fox E and the Goodhands 
  •  Bad Moon
  •  Jig Jam
  •  Spats Columbo
  •  Richie Ros
  •  Coda
  •  Emma Langford
  •  Singers Circle
  •  Anne Rynne


 

ALDOC - 'Foggy Dew' live from Doolin

I have to say a massive thanks to my filming team- Oliver Smith , Dara Dever & the mighty Breej from Wolf & Pearl Vintage

Oliver on way to work  

Oliver on way to work

 

Breej & Dara

Breej & Dara

Hothouse Flowers - 'Isn't it Amazing' live from Doolin

Jerry Fish - 'Happy Dog' Live from Doolin

 

Bellow is selection of pictures from the festival by Ollie & Kev

'Mistakes Made … Are Lessons Learnt' - Irish tow surf rescue club

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'Mistakes Made ... Are Lessons Learnt' is a short film by Peter Conroy & myself introducing you to how the Irish tow surf rescue club was established.

Ben Player getting air lifted

Ben Player getting air lifted

Words by Peter Conroy

Travice McCoy getting to know Mullaghmore reef

Travice McCoy getting to know Mullaghmore reef

The Irish tow surf rescue club was set up nearly 10 years ago to highlight the need for qualified and experienced jetski drivers.

Shambles getting picked up by Peter at the Cliffs

Shambles getting picked up by Peter at the Cliffs

 

Our aim is to train and share our experiences that we have learnt over the years of tow surfing and surfing.

Fionan Cronin

Fionan Cronin

 

We aim to make our sport of surfing safer by also putting life saving equipment in spots that are hard to access and work closely with the coast guard and helicopter service for fast and effective rescues.

 

 

We have about 30 members paid up this year and always are glad for more. So please get in contact through the club page or by contacting Peter Conroy direct at peterrr22@hotmail.com

Peter on a bomb

Peter on a bomb

Thanks again to everyone that helped make this clip possible. 

Early stages of club

Early stages of club

Paul O' Kane

Paul O' Kane

Steven Thomas

Steven Thomas

Seamus O'Riain & Henry Adams

Seamus O'Riain & Henry Adams

Shane Dorian & Peter

Shane Dorian & Peter

A Life In The Day - Lahinch in 4K

 

 

A Life In The Day.

This short video, brought to you by Paddle Pillow, follows four locals on a day of clean, off-shore surf in and around Lahinch aka Surf City, Co. Clare, Ireland on the 2nd April 2016. Featuring Alan Coyne, Dave Flynn, Stuart McMullen and Dave Collins, Also features Kenny's Bar and Restaurant, Main Street, Lahinch. 

Doolin TourismVideo

Here is a video I  filmed for Doolin Tourism. It was filmed over the last few months.

I tried to capture feeling you get when you spend time in Doolin enjoying all of what the place has offer. I had great help from friends & fellow film makes James Skerritt & Oliver Smith . Thanks for the extra shots boys.

We also had some locals used in the making of they video. 

Paddy & Patrick from www.atlantictrails.ie came out with Ailbhe, Gordon, Carla & Liam to give us a hand with the filming, thanks guys.

Here is Brian from www.climbit.ie show me how its done. Thanks for the help!

All air shots by KEVS DRONE

Heres a  pic of ALDOC in action at doolin festival last year. They where kind enough to let me use their music for this video.  They will playing again at this years Doolin Folk festival, definitely one to go see if you can, they're amazing. www.aldocmusic.com

Heres ollie O'Flaherty in action surfing at Doolin.

North Clare Sea Kayaking show me some nice paddling spots, thanks guys.www.northclareseakayaking.com

Thanks to burden way mountain bike tours for the help in make the video, www.burrenwaymountainbiketours.com

Massive thanks to Breej & Ziggy for the help with filming some cold scenes in spring.

Samhain - Northcore video

Samhain is a Gaelic meaning "Summer's End". It's a celebration of the end of the harvest and the beginning of winter, we filmed the video over two days in County Clare .

Pete on a beast.

Pete on a beast.

Fionan Cronin taking in the view

Fionan Cronin taking in the view

Seamus happy to be on sled after a big wipeout

Seamus happy to be on sled after a big wipeout

Pete eyeing up the next set.

Pete eyeing up the next set.

Featuring local surfers - Peter Conroy, Seamus O'Riain, Fionan Cronin & international rippers Luke Underwood, Ryan Watts.

Here is the full length video

"Samhain"  was directed by - Matt Strathern & filmed by Clem McInerney, Donough Cronin & myself. 

The drive home

The drive home

Music was by - Kill It Kid ' with tune Wild & Wasted Waters' from the Album 'Feet Fall Heavy'  www.killitkid.com

Sharing is caring

Sharing is caring

The lads taking a breather

The lads taking a breather

The lads - Peter , Seamus  and Fionan are a tight group of friends that are trained lifeguards & hold down regular jobs but just love to surf good waves & have each others back when things turn a bit sketchy,

Ryan Watts enjoying the view

Ryan Watts enjoying the view

It was refreshing & great fun to work with this group of surfers & film makes.

Seamus O'Riain dropping in while Pete looks on

Seamus O'Riain dropping in while Pete looks on

Fionan going in to pick up Seamus

Fionan going in to pick up Seamus

Big thanks to Northcore for making it happen . www.northcore-global.com 

Luke Underwood bottom turning

Luke Underwood bottom turning

Seamus in the spot

Seamus in the spot

Pete & his shed

Pete & his shed

Post surf chat

Post surf chat

Home time

Home time

Hunter - Field Campaign

Hunter, the guys that make the wellies. Have started a new Field Campaign with surfer Sophie Hellyer. They shot there video for this campaign in County Clare, Ireland.

I contributed to the video with some landscape footage I shot over the last few years, as well as doing some water footage of Sophie surfing the week they shot the video.

Winter Glow

Here is our latest video 'Winter Glow' featuring Ollie o flaherty .In this video we follow Ollie through some of fun sessions he had around his home town of ‪#‎lahinch‬ last winter. Massive thanks to  ALDOC for the great tune. Presented by C-SKINS

This video was a year in the making, it was a relatively slow winter wave wise in clare with quite stormy & messy conditions, but the last few months we got a few amazing swells.

Ollie at the cliffs of moher

Ollie at the cliffs of moher

We got help with some extra angles for this video from the very talented film makers

- Clem McInerney, Alex Laurel & Fionn Rogers , thanks guys!

Ollie flying high in Lahinch

Ollie flying high in Lahinch

Ollie enjoying the view from inside the wave

Ollie enjoying the view from inside the wave

Ollie cruising towards Lahinch

Ollie cruising towards Lahinch

Folkfest Killarney

I had the pleasure of filming this years Folkfest Killarney with the help of the talented Oliver Smith from Piquant . We were lucky with the weather & we got to film some of the spectacular landscape around Killarney with Kevs drone.

Heres our video on the weekend





Great Line up  from -  Moving Hearts, The Unthanks, Luka Bloom, Fiddlers Bid,  Begley & Cooney, Lost Brothers, Lynched, Aldoc, Druce & Jones, Mícheál O Súilleabháin, Paddy Glackin, Martin Hayes & Iarla Ó’ Lionáird with Steve Cooney, Moxie, Julie Fowlis  & Sharon Shannon.

Sharon Shannon

Sharon Shannon

Ziggy guarding our accommodation for weekend

 Davy Spillane

 

 

Heres a video of the Moving Hearts encore from Friday night.

Ollie scoping out the angles 

Kíla

INEC

Tea break with a view

Killarney lakes &  national park. Pic from Kevs Drone 

Luka

Luka

Aldoc

Aldoc

All Pictures by Oliver & Kev.

Beach Bar Surf School - Video

Here is our latest video we done for the  Beach Bar Surf School located at Aughris Co.Sligo. Its a great surf school run by Andy in a unique quite location.  Andy offers surf lessons & SUP lessons.

The Beach Bar Ireland + B&B on the beach make it a lovely getaway for a night or two. We used ‪#‎kevsdrone‬ to get some interesting angles of the school.

Big thanks the New Zealand Killeen family & my production team Cian Holland, Breej, Andy & Ruby. Thanks to Darren for amazing accommodation. Also a huge thanks to Samyel for the class tune .

Mike, Joanne, Niamh & Aiden Killeen enjoying the view

Mike, Joanne, Niamh & Aiden Killeen enjoying the view

Ruby hard at work.

Ruby hard at work.

Here is a selection of pictures from the few days we spent filming with Andy & Beach Bar Surf School.

Andy, Breej & Ruby heading out for a SUP at sunset.

Andy, Breej & Ruby heading out for a SUP at sunset.

Doolin Folk Festival 2015

I had the pleasure of filming The Doolin Folk Festival. Big thanks to my talented filming team Oliver Smith, James Skerritt (Videographer) & Dara Dever.
There was great music all weekend from David Hope , Sharon ShannonDeclan O'Rourke,  Moxie, The Lost Brothers , We Banjo 3Mick FlanneryFiddlers`Bid, ALDOC,  Colm Mac Con IomaireNo CrowsPaddy Keenan, Daoiri Daoirí Farrell, O’Shara, Luka Bloom, Stockton's Wing, Arum,  The White Horse Sessions & many many more. Big thanks to Kenny's Bar & Hotel Doolin Ireland

Highlight Video - Doolin Folk Festival 2015

 "Wild Mountain Thyme" By The Lost Brothers - featuring Colm Mac Con Iomaire

"Gold Bars in the Sun" By  Declan O'Rourke

"Tomorrow's Paper" By Mick Flannery 

James Skerritt

Dara Dever

Dara Dever

Oliver Smith

Oliver Smith

Kev L

Kev L

The talented filming team we had for the weekend included  James Skerritt, Dara Dever & Oliver Smith

We also had Kevs Drone up over the weekend getting a few aerial shots. #kevsdrone

We also had Kevs Drone up over the weekend getting a few aerial shots. #kevsdrone

Bellow is a selection of pictures from the weekend, pictures taken by  James Skerritt, Kev L Smith & Oliver Smith

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The Castle

Heres an amazing video from Joe Caslin, I was lucking enough to do the aerial shots with ‪#‎kevsdrone‬ for the video.
Directed & filmed by Robert Flood.

Music 'Hold On' by Róisín O  
Great work by all involved.

Pasting Crew: Derek Fallon & Rian Hayes
Director & Cinematographer: Robert Flood
Ariel Photography: Kev L. Smith
Editor: Eamonn Cleary

Original photograph by Sean Jackson

 

Stylist Colm Corrigan & Grooming David Cashman